Lowe’s Companies Inc.: Attractively Valued Dividend Aristocrat for Total Return

Introduction Much of my dividend growth investing is currently focused on looking for high quality dividend growth stocks that are yielding 3% or better.  The reason is quite simple.  I am managing dividend growth portfolios for clients that are retired and require at least a yield of 3% or better in order to live on.  Read more about Lowe’s Companies Inc.: Attractively Valued Dividend Aristocrat for Total Return[…]

The Threat and Risk of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction

Introduction The threat of rising interest rates is all the rage in financial circles today.  However, the seminal question is: How real is the threat, and how much impact will rising rates have on stock prices and investor performance?  This article will present my personal perspectives on interest rates and their potential impact on stock Read more about The Threat and Risk of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction[…]

A Comprehensive Look At Dividend Growth Stock Valuations Sector By Sector: Part 2

Introduction

Finding attractively valued dividend growth stocks is getting harder and harder to do.  The overall market has been on a relentless advance for many years now, and high quality dividend paying growth stocks have been leaders.  Consequently, valuations have become extended beyond historical norms and I contend prudence.  Nevertheless, there are attractive dividend growth stocks available if you’re willing to look hard enough.

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Suffering Stock Market Stress? Consider This Market with Negligible Volatility and Consistently Rising Values Instead!

Introduction

It would be an understatement to call the recent stock market activity turbulent.  High stock price volatility makes investors anxious and some people even become downright frightened.  These emotional responses are often exaggerated for people in or near retirement.  Therefore, I contend that all investors need to find ways to keep their emotions in check in order to avoid panicking, which typically leads to the making of a devastating financial mistake. […]

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Searching For Value And Finding It In Today’s Market – Sector By Sector

Introduction “I think the market is overvalued now,” is a common refrain that I’m hearing from most of the individual investors I have recently been coming in contact with.  Consequently, many of these same investors are also currently eschewing investing in common stocks because of that fear.  Although I do not agree that the market Read more about Searching For Value And Finding It In Today’s Market – Sector By Sector[…]

No Place Like Home!

According to an article by futurists in the current Trend Letter magazine, home remodeling is on the upswing. David Peace Snyder writing for www.the-futurist.com says: “Within five years, spending on home expansions and remodeling will surpass spending on new homes.” Today’s video looks at the fundamentals of a few major players in home remodeling based Read more about No Place Like Home![…]